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Wairarapa District Health Board, like other agencies across the state sector, publishes responses to Official Information Act requests, and supports the open disclosure of information to assist the public’s understanding of how we are delivering publicly-funded healthcare. This includes the proactive publication of anonymised Official Information Act responses on our website after requestors have received their response from us and only where there is no risk to the privacy of individuals.

When we write to requestors we explain whether we intend to make the information publicly available. Requestors names and addresses are removed before publication. If any other information has been has redacted, it is to protect the privacy of the requestor.

The Wairarapa DHB publishing OIA Response Guideline is available here. It outlines how we will action the availability of official information through the publishing of OIA responses online.  

Please note that the three DHBs (Wairarapa, Capital and Coast and Hutt Valley) Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disability Service (MHAIDS) OIAs are not included below. Before making a request under the Official Information Act, check to see whether the information you are interested in is already publicly available on the MHAIDS website.


  • 2019-09 September

    • Residential Care 366 KB

      Complaints to the DHB regarding residential care.

    • Patients missing appointments 1.08 MB

      How much are missed appointments costing the DHB per year?

    • Hospital Staff Bullying 217 KB

      the total number of complaints relating to alleged staff bullying, harassment or inappropriate behaviour.

    • Funded Family Care 1.4 MB

      What is the DHB's policy on Funded Family Care?

    • DHB Risk Register 415 KB

      Requesting a copy of the DHB's risk register. If you would like to see the attachment please contact oiarequests@wairarapa.dhb.org.nz.

    • Colonoscopy rates for Māori 446 KB

      Requesting data regarding the percentages of Māori who have had colonoscopies.

    • Births 363 KB

      The number of women in New Zealand who have undergone gender affirmation surgery and have delivered a baby, as a man, after the gender reaffirmation surgery.

  • 2019-08 August

    • Vaccination rates for health workers 2.39 MB

      Any information about immunisation / vaccination rates for health workers

    • NZ Drug Foundation 1.5 MB

      Finances paid between WrDHB and the New Zealand Drug Foundation.

    • Number of hired PGY1 House Officers (2013-2019) 223 KB

      The number of PGY 1 house officers positions filled in by ACE matching system (2014 - 2019)

    • Maternity staff 2.41 MB

      The number of full and part time staff currently employed in the maternity ward at WrDHB.

    • Healthcare in secondary school 1.81 MB

      How many schools have taken up the Ministry of Health recommendations to employ a registered nurse.

    • Gastroenterology Services Wairarapa 2.48 MB

      Information regarding the withdrawal of provision of Gastroenterological services from Wairarapa Hospital.

    • DHB KPI data request 1.53 MB

      The KPI data was provided in a excel spreadsheet. If you would like to see this please email OIArequest@wairarapa.dhb.org.nz.

    • Data on imaging 7.92 MB

      Quarterly totals, separated by modality, of DHB expenditure on outsourcing examinations in the following imaging modalities: General X-ray/plain films; CT; MRI; Angiography and Cath Lab; Mammography.

    • Babies born to mothers on illegal drugs 141 KB

      Over the past five years, how many babies have been born to mothers dependant on illegal drugs?

  • 2019-07 July

    • Termination of pregnancy 361 KB

      The total funding provided for the provision of termination of pregnancy services in WrDHB.

    • PHO funding and contract requirements 1.12 MB

      How many primary health providers have had their back to back contract terminated by a PHO for failure to achieve Foundation standards.

    • People assessed for signs of sexual abuse. 2.08 MB

      The number of children (0-13 years old) and adults assessed for physical signs of being sexually abused in WrDHB.

    • Oral Health 1.82 MB

      Oral Health for Children - various questions and data requests. If you would like the attachments please email OIArequest@wairarapa.dhb.org.nz to request them.

    • National bowel screening programme 438 KB

      The demand on the national bowel screening programme.

    • Inspections of brothels or home based sex work 481 KB

      Could you provide the statistics of how many inspections have been carried out of (a) establishments and (b) homes in respect of sections 24 to 29 of the Prostitution Reform Act from 2003 until 2019, by year.

    • Endocrine Services 394 KB

      How many transgender individuals were referred to endocrine services

    • Electronic Health Records 435 KB

      Has WrDHB and GP's implemented an electronic health record.

    • Diversity 3.43 MB

      Information on diversity in the workplace at WrDHB

    • DHB Priority spending 1.45 MB

      What were the DHB's top 10 priorities for spending in the 2019/20 financial year? www.wairarapa.dhb.org.nz/news-and-publications/reports-and-publications/annual-plan/

    • Clincal Priority Assessment Criteria 1.35 MB

      The Clinical Priority Assessment Criteria threshold level (in order to be eligible for publicly funded electives) at the Wairarapa DHB.

    • Cancer Treatment wait times 497 KB

      How many people have been harmed as a result of oncology or radiation wait times.

  • 2019-06 June

  • 2019-05 May

    • School Dental Data 2 MB

      Requesting school dental data for the Wairarapa for research into tooth decay.

    • 'Nga Hau E Wha' 412 KB

      I request all information regarding contracts, provision of services and all other matters, made to the Ministry of Health or any of its subsidiaries including District Health Boards, to an organisation known as 'Nga Hau E Wha',

    • Mesh Systems 2.04 MB

      How many surgical mesh procedures have been undertaken using the Trans Obturator System mesh tape

    • Maternity ward staffing 2.32 MB

      Hours worked by senior doctors/consultants in your maternity wards.

    • Intersex Children 398 KB

      How many intersex children have had genital surgery within their first year of life between 2000 and 2018

    • Gender- affirming healthcare services 92 KB

      how many transgender people received gender-affirming healthcare services, within the 2018 calendar year?

    • Gender- affirming healthcare services 98 KB

      Are gender-affirming healthcare services are funded by the Wairarapa District Health Board for transgender patients?

    • Cost of strike actions 1.92 MB

      Any remuneration, including but not limited to incentives, of RMOs, Senior Medical Officers and any other employee for work carried out as a result of the strike actions.

    • Assaults on nurses 296 KB

      The total number of assaults against nurses by members of the public from 2013-2018.

  • 2019-04 April

  • 2019-03 March

    • Waiting times in ED 1.29 MB

      Admissions and waiting times at WrDHB emergency department for 2018

    • Waitangi Tribunal Research Report 6.55 MB

      Policy and services for disable Māori.

    • Wait times relating to cancer 515 KB

      The average wait time for patients referred to the DHB with a high suspicion of cancer (all tumour streams) to receive a first specialist assessment, including the shortest and longest individual wait time, month by month for the last 12 months.